John Wheeler: 80 degrees on March 23, 1910
This remains the only 80 degree temperature recorded in Fargo and Grand Forks during the month of March.
FARGO — It has been as warm as the 70s during March as recently as 2021, and as warm as 78 degrees in March in Fargo and as warm as 74 in Grand Forks as recently as 2012, but there has only been one day in the 80s in March in the Fargo-Moorhead period of weather recordings dating back to 1881. It was 80 degrees in Fargo on March 23, 1910.
Snow during the winter of 1909-10 had been moderately heavy during November and December, but the second half of winter was mild. The snow melted away by early March and the month turned exceptionally dry. The black soil of our region, which was still void of any crops due to the early spring weather, was easily heated by solar radiation on sunny days. Following several breezy days in the 60s and 70s, the thermometer shot up to 80 degrees March 23. The summer of 1910 was hot and dry.